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Old 05-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hello i have just purchased a new 22" widescreen LCD monitor which is very nice by the way. Anyways, i hooked it up via DVI, and now i dont see anything when i turn on my computer until the WIndows login screen appears? Is there a reason for this? Also, it takes forever to even start to boot windows, before when i had my VGA CRT monitor, it would show the BIOS right away and then take 4-5 minutes before showing the Windows XP Screen where the loading bar is. This is really annoying as i am now hesitant to turn my computer off at night now. Please help!
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:28 PM   #2
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hmm , have you changed any settings since installing the new monitor , what are the computers specs
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I don't think it's much of anything to worry about, I could be wrong though. I have dual monitors, one is hooked up via DVI and the other is VGA. The DVI monitor always takes a bit longer to turn on, never had a problem though. Sometimes it does the thing you mentioned about not showing images until the windows login screen comes on. I've also considered that since I have a low end graphics card, that could be contributing to it. What kind of graphics card are you using?

Maybe someone will be able to provide a more exact answer, this is all just what i've found in my experience.
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:02 PM   #4
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Specs:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
1.5GB RAM
Radeon X850 XT
I really dont think i have a high end computer, but i dont think specs are a problem for some reason.
I have also tried Checking the Windows files for integrity but that didnt fix it.
No settings have been changed. From what i recall this has happened since i reformatted last, then i added another hard drive, and took it back out yesterday to see if that was the problem, turns out it wasn't. If that has any significance? I really dont feel like reformatting again though as alot of songs are on here lol
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:11 PM   #5
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hmm ,try and see if there are any loose connections
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Nope all tight as can be!
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Has this just started since the monitor change? Have you checked in the BIOS for settings that might be causing this?
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As troy said. I think the DVI connection on your graphics card will be implimented in a more of a non-lagecy technology way and hence is likely to need windows to be up and running with the drivers triggering the activiation of the DVI port. The X850 graphics card series is getting old now and DVI was less common then as it was now.

I Don't think your gonna solve this one unless you change your graphics card, sorry.
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Had this prob to, You probably had integrated grafs (AGP,PCI, PCI express)
and your new card is something diffrent, go to BIOS and Advanced tab, video configuration and primary video adapter and select the card type of the card the DVI is running from.
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:23 PM   #10
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hmm hows about your boot drive , how full is it did you defrag it what make/model is it , are there any strange noise you have never heard before
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I'm 95% sure it is what I just posted give it a try! I have a sim. mobo and It had AGP integrated, when I got the PCI upgrade I had to switch to get it to show the screen on start-up.
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his screen is working though, it's just has a delay before it shows anything. It doesn't kick into action until the windows is booting, or untill what I guess, the drivers have been loaded and initiated.

His graphics card it fine as it's the ports on the same graphics card that is the difference, not the card itself, it hasn't changed. It works normal with the VGA connection on the same card. DVI is the only difference.
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just try what I said, I have done this from experience.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:23 PM   #14
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Well that brings up another problem i cant get into BIOS lol, it has a password and i remember setting it but cant remember now. Anyway to reset it?
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turn of your PC. unplug it. open the case, remove the battery on the motherboard and wait for a minute. If you can find a BIOS reset jumper, use that instead, if not just remove the battery. replace the battery after a minute or so and replace the case side.

Turn on the PC and the BIOS should no longer have a password.
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I will remove the battery later, what else could cause the slow windows startup to occur?
BTW this mobo has never had integrated video, its only video card ever on it is the PCI-E in it now.
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I now can get into the BIOS, but i dont know what to change i didnt see anything about a video card. I was only able to get into BIOS by changing to VGA temporaily and then switching to DVI after Windows booted up... about 3 mins after i exited BIOS. Its getting rediculous and i dont know how to fix it lol.
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make sure you save changes.
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Try looking for a jumper on your graphics card itself. Sometimes you find some on them, and there could be a possibility that there's one on your's to select either DVI or VGA as the default output port.
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:54 PM   #20
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I dont remember there being a jumper anywhere on there.... Is evryone stumped or what?
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